In the Tues., Jan. 20, Mega Millions drawing, Richard York, a very lucky WyoLotto player found out that it pays to buy the Megaplier, turning their initial $5,000 winnings into what currently is the largest winning ticket in Wyoming Lottery history of $25,000. The winner bought the $1 Mega Millions ticket and paid the extra $1 for a Megaplier which came up to be five in Tuesday’s drawing, increasing their total winnings to $25,000. The Fort Bridger Cash Store, on the I-80 Business Loop, sold the winning ticket on Jan. 20.
The winning numbers for the Jan. 20 Mega Millions drawing were 31, 35, 56, 29, 63, and 6 with a Megaplier of 5x. So far, 186,867 WyoLotto players have won a total of $989,155 since the launch of the lottery in August 2014.
WyoLotto players and retailers hope to see more Wyoming winners like the one purchased at the Fort Bridger Cash Store. With Cowboy Draw®, Wyoming’s own draw game, set to launch March 15, the state will see more high-dollar winnings at WyoLotto retailers with jackpots starting at $250,000, ten times the amount won in Fort Bridger.
The jackpot for Mega Millions is now an estimated $20million and the Powerball® jackpot is worth an estimated $208 million. Mega Millions tickets cost $1 for each play, plus $1 for the Megaplier. Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 9 p.m. Ticket sales close at 8 p.m. Powerball tickets cost $2 for each play, plus an additional $1 for Power Play. Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 8:59 p.m. Ticket sales close at 7:59 p.m.
To find out if you have won, check your numbers online at wyolotto.com, take your ticket to any official WyoLotto retailer or by calling toll free 1-855-995-6886 (855-WY-LOTTO). Players can also subscribe to receive WyoLotto winning numbers notifications by email. For more information, visit www.wyolotto.com/signup. Retailers are authorized to pay up to $599 in prizes. Prizes over $600 must be processed through lottery headquarters in Cheyenne either in person or by mail. See www.wyolotto.com for details. Please remember that the ticket is your property and you need to sign it. Payment of any prize shall be made as directed by the person(s) whose signature(s) appears on the back of the ticket.